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Pregnant Man Gives Birth to Girl July 6, 2008

Posted by rockerfem in anti discrimination, gender issues, lgbt.
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While I was with Karla at Starbucks Greenbelt 1, we were reading the Inquirer then and we stumbled upon this article.


‘Pregnant man’ gives birth to girl — reports

First posted 04:21:36 (Mla time) July 04, 2008
Agence France-Presse
LOS ANGELES — A US man who was born a woman before undergoing gender realignment surgery has given birth to a baby girl, US media reported Thursday.

Thomas Beatie, who is legally male but decided to keep his female sex organs during chest reconstruction surgery and testosterone therapy, attracted worldwide attention in April after revealing his pregnancy. (more…)

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A Transphobic incident in a bar in Greenbelt 3 June 12, 2008

Posted by rockerfem in anti discrimination, homophobia, lgbt.
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Transphobia refers to discrimination against transsexuality and transsexual or transgender people, based on the expression of their internal gender identity ( from Wikipedia.com)

Transexuals are what people call in lay person’s terms who had undergone sex change while transgenders are people who feel uncomfortable on their biological sexual make up and thus feel that they are trapped in that body and would need to perform gender roles that do not match on their biological make up.

One of our sisters/brothers in the LGBT community was discriminated by a transphobic kind of action in a bar in Greenbelt 3 Makati. This is a repost that I got through email. Pls read about it. (more…)

Gay and Pregnant Students Face Discrimination June 8, 2008

Posted by rockerfem in anti discrimination, homophobia, homosexuality, lgbt, up babaylan.
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I got this article from Prof. Libay Cantor of UP Diliman ( from her Multiply site) who is an advocate of LGBT issues. As for me, I will be reposting this so as to enlighten people of the reality of homophobia and sexism in the education system: the institution that “molds” young minds into what they are today. Try to analyze it and think about where you had your education when you were younger. (more…)

Down with Homophobia February 28, 2008

Posted by rockerfem in anti discrimination, homophobia, homosexuality, lgbt, up babaylan.
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Erase the Hate

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Theorizing a Public Issue #2: Transexualism November 1, 2007

Posted by rockerfem in anti discrimination, bigotry, Commentaries, homophobia, homosexuality, lgbt, socialization, transexualism, up babaylan.
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COMMENTARY
Transsexual women (11/01/2007)

HONOLULU — This is not an easy piece to write. It’s probably the most unusual and unprecedented case the Philippine Supreme Court has had to deal with in its history. It will be many, many years before the high court can have some kind of “transgender law” to guide its future deliberations on transgender cases.

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